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  1. In 6 months from today a virus will be unleased called the gosh virus. It will change your wallpaper to the picture on my site, and rename every file on your computer to goshxxx.xxx. Your computer will also silently come to this site and start fights with other people. -gosh
  2. Just as a side note, you don't need to install windows to test the runonceex key. On my website i have a command that will process the runoncex key immediatly. -gosh
  3. Let's keep this page to just registry tweaks rather than general talk. Any problems with the registry tweaks should be opened up in a new thread. -gosh
  4. Since some people are already slipstreaming SP2 here's a couple new registry settings. These keys control the new xp popup blocker HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\PlaySound HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\BlockUserInit HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\PopupMgr Each value is a reg_sz. The value is either a yes or a no. The manager plugins registry keys are stored at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext I don't think this key actually has the extensions. Instead it references the class id of the plugin. While using regmon to find the registry keys, these registry keys were also listed. I don't know if they're related or regmon just happened to catch them. Either way here's more registry keys, they belong in HKCU\software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced ListViewScrollOver ListViewWatermark ListviewAlphaSelect ListviewShadow UseDoubleClickTimer -gosh
  5. Just look in winnt32.log and itll tell you exactly where the files were copied to. -gosh
  6. I am currently re-writing the guide, so any errors won't be fixed. I should be done today or tomorrow. It'll be the last addition to my site. -gosh
  7. You can disable hibernation in an unattend file hibernation=no i believe is the right switch, consult ref.chm. Or in control panel\power options, there's a tab i believe and you uncheck the box for hibernation. -gosh
  8. That only works if you're making a cd with 1 OS. If you're making a cd with more than one os that won't work because you can only have 1 i386 folder. -gosh
  9. I don't care about credit, although i did want to point out i mentioned something similiar just for the record. I just posted an idea though, it would be nice if someone could take the idea and put it into something we can add to our unattended installs. Maybe MSTest or someone will do it. -gosh
  10. Good post X-Ecutioner, i mentioned something similiar in http://www.MSFN.org/board/index.php?showto...150entry79820 Someone should come up with a good way to do this. -gosh
  11. Make sure everything is in caps (to avoid problems), make sure VOL1.DAT is hexed to point to the folder VOL1, make sure setupldr.bin is hexed to point to VOL1. In short make sure you did every step right. -gosh
  12. You can copy your cd to hard drive, edit it, then reburn it. But you will be able to only install from CD. The $OEM$ folder should be parallel to i386 folder. -gosh
  13. I believe the txtsetup.sif in i386 is harmless, you can delete it if you want. -gosh
  14. It's been mentioned you can use %11% for system32, etc. And Aaron, if you're feeling a little tired you can always make me a temp mod and i'll look over the place for you. -gosh
  15. I should be knighted by the Queen herself to show appreciation for my work for the british empire. -gosh
  16. You could probably do Echo %systemdrive% >> blah.reg then import blah.reg. I assume it would save %systemdrive% as the correct letter. -gosh
  17. I think $Docs and $Progs are used by windows in migrating previous OS settings, like migrating profiles. Both folders are copied at about the 8 min left mark. Like ProgramFilesDir, it can be used in clean installs too. -gosh
  18. I found an easier way to change the boot.ini, rather than bootcfg. In your unattend file you could put this: [setupData] OsLoadTimeout=40 OSLoadOptions="/noguiboot /fastdetect" LOADIDENTIFIER="gosh xp" But the only thing that'll change is the timeout. This is because txtsetup.sif trumps unattend file. So in txtsetup.sif under [setupData] add what's above. You'll need to delete any preexisting values. After you do this the default timeout will be 40 seconds, and in the boot menu it'll say "gosh xp". This will work for both xp home and pro. You don't need to use an unattend file. This might also work for changing the kernel, but i didn't test this. -gosh
  19. Here's some ideas i have if anyone is interested xp upgrade uses some special folders for migrating the data such as $Docs and $Progs. We know about those folders but there's other folders like $$DEFAULT_USER$$. I wonder if you make $OEM$\$$DEFAULT_USER$$ if it'll make the default profile? I'm also wondering if you could add catalog files using an exception pack. For instance directx adds this key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\ExceptionComponents\{44BBA855-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] "FriendlyName"="DirectX" "ComponentGUID"="{44BBA855-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}" "Version"=dword:00040009 "Sub-Version"=dword:00000386 "ExceptionInfName"=D:\WINDOWS\RegisteredPackages\{44BBA855-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}\dxxp.inf "ExceptionCatalogName"=D:\WINDOWS\RegisteredPackages\{44BBA855-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}\dxxp.cat I wonder if you manually created the key would it register the catalog files? It should honor the keys. Someone also mentioned including a driver on the XP cd. This made me think of some hidden unattend settings i found updatehal.oem OemInfName OemDriverFlags OemDriverPathName OemDrivers I wonder if you could put those in an unattend file? I also notice dynamic update uses updates.inf, which lets you install catalog files. I wonder if you could use updates.inf to install your catalog files? There's already documentation on using DU in unattend file. There's also undocumented setup switches. Open setupreg.hiv and go to this key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup For cmdline you can put the following: setup -asrquicktest (undocumented?) setup -asr (runs asr, same as pressing f2 booting from cd) setup -mini (runs mini setup?) setup -newsetup (runs a clean install i believe) So if you wanted to make a cd that auto went into asr you could just use the above command, to save pressing f2 when booting from CD (pro only). I also think cmdlines.txt is mapped to a registry key. The code below is from syssetup.dll .Y.S.T.E.M.\.C.u.r.r.e.n.t.C.o.n.t.r.o.l.S.e.t.\.C.o.n.t.r.o.l.\.W.i.n.d.o.w.s.....C.o.m.m.a.n.d.s.....C.M.D.L.I.N.E.S...T.X.T I'm curious if that registry key has cmdlines.txt during setup. Also, syssetup.dll calls section EnableSREx to install system restore tab. As you see, it registers srclient.dll -gosh
  20. You do need to edit txtsetup.sif to reflect the path to the source files. Make sure the cd idents are in the correct folders. Somewhere in this thread i showed how to put the i386 folder not in the root of the cd, follow that. -gosh
  21. Couldn't you edit fonts with resource hacker? -gosh
  22. A lot of apps i've tried work fine in winpe. All the xp support tools run fine. I've used mozilla and firebird in winpe without any problems. To get a program that has registry entries working, just export the registry key then import it when winpe boots up. Having a winpe is very useful when your system isn't booting! One of the first steps to troubleshoot nt4 is to do a parallel install. With winpe, you might find your first troubleshooting step is to boot to winpe. -gosh

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